Georgia Man Arrested For Selling Fake Insurance To Trucking Companies

A man accused of selling fake insurance to hundreds of small trucking and construction companies has been arrested from his home and charged in Gwinnett County, Ga.

A man accused of selling fake insurance to hundreds of small trucking and construction companies was arrested after officials raided his home in Gwinnett County, Ga.

State investigators say 63-year-old John Kill posed as the CEO and collected premiums under Appeal Insurance Agency, a phony entity that provides no coverage.

“There may be 750 up to 1,000 individuals that think they have insurance that really don’t,” state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

Investigators believe the Kill’s insurance scam may involve victims outside the Metro Atlanta Area, as they found customer files from 10 states across the southeast and as far north as Vermont.

Until now, the scam turned out to be lucrative for Kill.

“The amount of money we seized in the bank accounts had hundreds of thousands of dollars in it,” Hudgens said.

Sherry Mowell, director of the state’s insurance fraud division, told WSB that Kill could face insurance fraud and forgery charges depending on the evidence uncovered in Kill’s home

Those who believe they were a victim of this scam are urged to contact the Insurance Department’s Customer Services Division at 1-800-656-2298.

Source

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